Thanks to the lightning-speed power of the internet, it seems like a new “core” or “aesthetic” is coming to the top of everyone’s social media feeds every other day. But amidst it all, there’s one that I’ve seen stand out for quite some time now—mermaid-core. It first caught my attention back in 2021, back when Versace released a runway collection heavily inspired by everything of the under-the-sea variety. (I’m still thinking of the starfish dresses, wet-looking hairstyles, and bejeweled heels.) But thanks to the recent release of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, I’m not surprised to see another surge of attention fixated on aquatic-inspired style.
While I was always mesmerized by the ethereal aesthetic, I didn’t think it was extremely “wearable.” for my everyday attire. How I could incorporate the aesthetic of a mythological creature seamlessly into my summer style? Well, J.Crew was quick to change my mind. The brand … Read more